The Soldiers and Sailors Monument

The Soldiers and Sailors Monument stands in the center of Monument Circle in Indianapolis, where it has come to represent the spirit and service of our Hoosiers.

Video Transcript

Since 1902, the Soldiers and Sailors Monument has stood at the very heart of Indianapolis, symbolizing the bravery and sacrifice of the common soldier. This monument was originally designed to honor our Civil War veterans, but now, it commemorates the valor of all Hoosiers who served prior to WWI. 

This striking obelisk stands an impressive 284 feet tall—just 20 feet shy of the Statue of Liberty! But what’s most remarkable is the delicate artwork carved into every inch of the monument. 

From bronze statues to limestone sculptures, these figures represent both the carnage of war and the joy of peace. And then, at the very top stands Lady Victory—with her sword in one hand and a gleaming torch in the other. 

But this iconic monument is more than just a memorial. It’s also a place for people to come together and spend time as a community, enjoying the scenic views as they sit in the shadow of Victory.

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